Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Merthyr Town FC honours legendary supporter

David Miles who supported Merthyr Tydfil FC from its resurrection in 1945 right through to the current supporter-owned club of Merthyr Town FC was honoured on Saturday with the unveiling of the new sign on Theatre End stand at Penydarren Park which now carries his name as one of the greatest supporters of the Martyrs.

David Miles followed the Martyrs from 1945 through the glory years of the early 1950s into the barren years of the sixties then enjoyed the 1970s with John Charles at the helm he was around to enjoy the second glorious era when the Martyrs won the Welsh Cup and entered Europe. The decline of the club to its eventual liquidation in 2010 didn't put David off and he continued to sell Soccalot tickets to the very end.

David sadly died this year but was able to see the Supporters Trust save his favourite club from extinction. He was inspiration to us all with his never ending support for football at Penydarren Park and he will be greatly missed by all.

His family were present on Saturday to the David Miles Stand unveiled which will serve as a great reminder to future generations of a wonderful supporter.